Thomas McKenny DDS & Associates
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Thomas McKenny DDS & Associates
Thomas F. McKenny, DDS
Seattle, WA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

B. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


From being greeted by the front desk, to cleaning, to crowns, to X-rays and all the bits in between, this team is genuinely interested in your positive experience. I loathe the dentist before coming here and now I look for excuses not to floss and brush twice a day in order to come and see these lovely and friendly people. I will continue to refer this office and continue to get my mouth looked after by this team. A smile girls a long way and everyone here smiles and genuinely make us feel special. I will stop gushing 🙂

Nick Ris (Source: Google)


I’ve been visiting the practice since 2011 when I first came to Seattle. Nothing but good things to say about the entire staff; kind, courteous, effective and efficient. I’ve recommended to several friends and they also report being amazingly happy! Oh and I moved to LA for a few years, but still come back for check ups – that’s how loath I am to have to use a different practice and dental team!

Brian P. from Kenmore, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Thomas McKenny for nearly 10 years, and the great service has been consistent.  The offices are clean and modern.  The hour is relaxing and not rushed.  Never had to wait in the lobby for more than a few minutes – they stay on schedule which makes it convenient for people who work downtown.  Thomas McKenny is perfectly conservative when it comes to dental repairs – I’ve never felt ‘sold’ – he’s truly a partner in my dental health and values a long relationship with his patients – it’s apparent.  He better not retire!!!  I highly recommend Dr. McKenny and everyone on his staff.

Julie P. from Jersey City, NJ (Source: Yelp)


Finally! A dentist I really like.  Dr. McKenny & his staff are so friendly & make you feel so comfortable. The hygienist was amazing.  It was probably the best cleaning I have ever had.  So thorough yet gentle. I am very impressed with Dr. McKenny & his whole team & I actually look forward to my next cleaning. The online account is also a plus & so convenient. I will gladly be recommending him.

Paula Sampey (Source: Google)


I tried TWO different dentists when my husband and I moved to Gig Harbor, after being patients of Dr.McKenny’s for the two previous years. Guess what? We are back coming to Dr. McKenny in Seattle. Speaking for myself, his office and it’s staff is up-to-date on the latest technology to make my dental procedures easier to tolerate and I have a more positive experience. He and his staff communicate well and if we need extra dental work, we get a written estimate before leaving the office! Who can beat that? I feel like he has our best interest in mind when making recommendations and we both trust his judgment. Thanks Dr McKenny

Greg T. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. McKenny for 10+ years and have been more than pleased with him, his services and his staff.  He and his staff are polite, knowledgeable and fun.  The appearance of his office is clean and fresh and you feel a positive welcoming vibe when you enter.  Dr. McKenny is both gentle on my teeth as well as my wallet.  I have referred several clients to him over the years and I will continue to do so.

Sarita V. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. McKenny for a number of years now at least twice a year sometimes more for silver filling replacement and an occasional major issue.  I have to say that I am particularly phobic of dental work – I mean really phobic to the point of shaking, etc.  I explained that to him when I first started seeing him.  He has always made sure I am comfortable whatever procedure is being done and that I understand what is being done.  The insurance paperwork is a breeze and you are made aware of all the costs involved with any procedures.  Everyone in the office is professional and friendly – makes me feel like I am visiting an old friend 🙂

Tiffany Plummer (Source: Google)


I may have been know to bounce from dentist to dentist – but after finding Dr. McKenny’s office, this is a place I want to stay! Every single staff member I’ve interacted with is so friendly and greets you by name when you arrive. They make going to the dentist comfortable (as much as it can be!) The hygienists are so sweet and gentle. I just love this office and highly recommend them to any of my friends looking for a new dentist.

Sandra Durek (Source: Google)


From the second I walked in the door, the entire staff was friendly and very informative when explaining my options. Thomas F. McKenny, DDS was great!! He addressed all my concerns, clearly outlined a dental plan that saved me money and was gentle throughout the exam. The dental assistant was also great while taking x-rays! Thanks for making my first visit an enjoyable one.

Alicia R. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I needed a new dentist because the one I had in Shoreline retired that I’d been seeing for 35+ years. I wanted 1 closer to home I live in Ballard. I called my eye doctor in the Med/Dental Building and they recommended Dr. McKenny. I had my appt. yesterday and the dentist and his staff were all very cordial and professional. I had a great experience and was very impressed with the exam and the overall care I received. I highly recommend if you need a dentist to give these folks a call. They are wonderful! Thank you. Best regards, Alicia

Eric T. from King, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been with Dr. McKenny for over a dozen years, originally choosing him because his practice was close to where I worked. What a lucky find! He and his staff have truly taken care of me. When I first went to Dr. McKenny there was a fair amount of work needed to repair old fillings and crowns that had not been done well by previous dentists. Dr. McKenny made certain I was comfortable and not in pain. I have had absolutely no issues with any of the work he has done and only needed regular checkups and cleaning ever since. The office has kept pace with advances in dentistry and it feels like patients are getting treated to the state of the art–modern equipment and techniques with old fashioned attention and care.

Thuy An Tran (Source: Google)


I got deep cleaning teeth in this dental office. I had 2 different dental hygienists for the 2 different cleaning sections. They both were very good and did great job for my teeth. They were very gentle and tried to do the best with my teeth which are hard to clean because of too crowding teeth in a small jaw. In general, I like the service here.

Doug B. from Snohomish, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve seen Dr. McKenny now for a few years, and haven’t been happier. Prior to seeing him, I had a string of uncomfortable and expensive experiences. They do a terrific job of helping with insurance, talking about what procedures are necessary and are extremely gentle and nurturing. I’ve never waited in their waiting room longer than 5 minutes. I’m super happy and have no intentions of going anywhere else, anytime soon.

Lauren S. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I found Dr. McKenny through yelp after a piece of my filling fell out on a Friday, and I needed to find a dentist that would help me take care of it before the weekend.  He was open until 5 on a Friday, which was SO helpful, and made sure I could get in before the weekend.  I was able to come right in and he and his assistant were very friendly and warm.  He was able to get me in Monday morning to have my filling re-done, and it was all done with the utmost care and efficiency.  The receptionist Grace was extremely warm and friendly as well.  I will definitely be returning for future dental work here; the staff here is awesome!

Sally A. from Renton, WA (Source: Yelp)


A five star review coming from someone who has always suffered from TMJ pain at the hands of any dentist, is difficult to numb for procedures, and has received incorrect diagnoses in the past – should actually count as 20 stars.  Dr. McKenny and his entire staff are absolutely amazing.  They are gentle, accommodating, friendly, and at the top of their profession.  Highest recommendation!!

Tracy F. from Belltown, Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


This office is great! I have a fear of dentists so when I came down with excruciating tooth pain in february 2013 I was less than thrilled. I found dr mckennys office was located right across from my work and in the same building as my gym, so I looked into him. I saw great reviews! I gave them a call and not only were they accepting new patients, they got me in that very same day! After seeing my tooth they told me I’d need a root canal, and half an hour later the procedure was underway right down the hall. My pain was gone by morning. The staff is incredibly friendly and do their best to make you comfortable in an otherwise generally uncomfortable environment ( I mean really, who likes the dentist?!). The view from your chair looks out over downtown from the 16th floor, beautiful! And the doctor himself? Never have I had such a friendly, attentive, gentle dentist! He’s genuinely caring and puts a smile on your face even when he’s elbow deep in your mouth with a scalpel and a drill 😛 5 stars for dr mckenny and his practice!

Jessica S. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


My husband and I have been going to Dr. McKenny for about six or seven years, since we moved back to Seattle.  I highly recommend him.  When we first started seeing him, his practice was fairly new and I was immediately impressed with his state-of-the-art technology, which I had not seen at prior dentists’ offices.  Since that time, it is clear he has made a big effort to stay up on the latest tools and I feel confident I am getting the very best care.  He and all of his staff are very pleasant people.  I would recommend his office to anyone.

Jayne Krentz (Source: Google)


I have had three visits to the offices of Thomas McKenny, DDS & Associates and have had excellent experiences on each occasion. Everyone, from the friendly and efficient front desk staff to the dental hygienists and dentists have treated me with first rate professional care. They are quite willing to spend the time needed to explain things and to respond to concerns and patient anxiety issues.

Brittany Edwards (Source: Google)


A friend recommended this practice after I expressed having dental anxiety. They’ve always taken great care of my teeth and my anxieties, asking for feedback about my comfort levels during cleanings and procedures regularly, explaining procedures and advising of unexpected noises or sensations more than any other dentist I’ve ever visited. I don’t have severe anxiety pre-appt. anymore!! From the front desk staff to Dr. McKenny himself, I love them all and travel down still despite not living or working in Seattle proper anymore.

Anonymous from Edmonds, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. McKenny’s office for several years, when Dr. Gallgaher used to be in charge. They have always been thorough in my treatments and reasonable cost. They are also very courteous and don’t keep me waiting and I don’t feel rushed. My hygenist has been Suzannah for several years and she is pleasant and efficient.  One last thing. Dr. M. was the first physician who noticed I had a bone spur in my neck. This was about 10 years ago. Suzannah told me informally that she had a patient who had successful surgery. So  when it got to point where it affected my swallowing and air passage, I had it shaved down this past summer. But Dr. M. was the first one who diagnosed it, and I’m grateful for that.

Ali F. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t really say enough great things about Dr. McKenny and his staff. My kids, husband, and in-laws are all in his care and I would recommend him without hesitation. He is an excellent dentist, but also cheerful and compassionate. My previous visits have been just for routine cleanings, but this time I suspected that I had cracked a tooth. I called and they fit me right in the next morning. Dr. McKenny sized up the situation right away (the tooth had to come out) and referred me to an excellent oral surgeon in the same building. Regarding the “upsell” comments from other reviewers, I have not felt pushed at all to get any service or product that I did not need or ask about from his staff or Dr. McKenny. The staff is very clear about what is and is not covered by insurance, so I appreciate that they set expectations clearly.

Lisa W. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. McKenny’s office since I moved back to Seattle about 5+ years ago. I have also recommended him to all of my friends and coworkers when they are looking for a new dentist. I’m one of those people who loves going to the dentist, much to the dismay of my peers, so they’re often curious why I enjoy it so much! I just find their staff to be efficient, friendly, and super accommodating.

Ann Bernard (Source: Google)


I love this dental practice. They do a great job, are accommodating and aren’t continually trying to practice “add-on dentistry”. Dr. McKenny is friendly, good natured, and explains procedures in a very non-threatening manner. His hygienists and chair side assistants are top notch and gentle. I always leave thinking I had a pleasant time and usually some laughs. What more can you ask of a dentist?

Cathy Downs-Phoenix (Source: Google)


Just had a cleaning with Zuzana: she is the anti-plaque super hero! I have had regular cleanings three times a year for longer than I can remember. I am not the easiest patient at the dentist. My oral hygiene and my teeth are important to me, so I take it seriously. However, it’s still hard for me to sit in the chair. Wow! Zuzana shared more knowledge while she worked than I have ever experienced, and all with a highly engaged personality, kindness, caring, and ninja-like skill.

Anna G. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I wanted to find a very good dentist in Seattle downtown, so looked on Yelp, I chose Dr McKenny because of his outstanding reviews. I had previously had root canal treatment at a different dental practice so my tooth needed a crown, I wanted to choose my dentist carefully to make sure it was done well. Dr McKenny did a very good job, his assistant helped with it too, and he was very nice and both are professional. Dr McKenny was very friendly and helped answer my questions. I would definitely recommend Dr McKenny!

Jeff C. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Mckenny has been overseeing my teeth for the past ten years. He and the staff are very professional and have a great touch when it comes to cleaning teeth. Most recently I was experiencing some jaw pain, he recommended a custom night guard as the least evasive treatment. The guard did the trick and I’m now pain free.I highly recommend their dentistry practice.

Amy M. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I started seeing Dr. McKenny last year after not seeing a dentist for…too long.  I normally dread the dentist — especially after a long break from regular cleanings.  Dr. McKenny was super kind though, no scolding or shaming.  We just worked to get me on the right track again with dental care and visits and I now actually look forward to going to the dentist —  unbelievable!  Dr. McKenny takes a very macro approach to oral health and referred me for a sleep study as a result of some of my issues.  It turned out I had sleep apnea — the diagnosis prompted big changes for me and I am happy to report I’m apnea free now, thanks to a super adorable mouth guard thing and some lifestyle changes.  I am so grateful Dr. McKenny goes above and beyond typical dental stuff!  I can’t recommend him enough, best dentist ever.  His staff is great too, they’ve gone out of their way to make sure my insurance matters were handled well.  Go see him!

Charles H. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


The staff is friendly, polite, professional and very knowledgeable.  They make you feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation and answer all questions that come up during exams.  Dr. McKenny is wonderful.  He knows his stuff and values the well being of his patients.  It’s refreshing to find a dentist in the area who operates on this level.  10/10 would definitely recommend Dr. McKenny as anyone’s primary dentist.

Alexander Lintner (Source: Google)


I moved into town approx. 1 1/2 years ago and had to find a new doctor, new dentist etc. I found Dr. McKenny online, based on positive patient feedback – and must say his practice exceeds my expectations: The offices are in an excellent location, clean and modern, his employees are competent and exceedingly friendly… and he, himself is a personable professional who tells you like it is. The treatments are always on-time, gentle, effective, and fairly priced. Plus his staff makes working through insurance stuff easy. Best dentist I’ve ever had!

Jesse B. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


Went in for the first time yesterday and had a very pleasant experience. I had a broken filling but since I was a new patient, I was required to have an exam appointment, cleaning and THEN get the filling done. It’s the Holidays so of course booking is tight. I got the last available appointment of the year for the exam and was prepared to wait it out until after New Years for the treatment but with some expert scheduling I was able to get my three appointments in one day and walked out with a new filling! Not bad! Everyone from the front desk rep to McKenny himself were all super nice and “on my level” all the way through the process. The office is stylish, giving a posh visual experience that can make you forget your teeth are about to get drilled for a half an hour.

M. D. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I am very satisfied with Dr. McKenny service. He is very knowledgable, excellent listener, pays attentions what bothers you and tries to find acceptable solution. His staff and dental hygienists ( were with two of them) very nice ladies. Doing the job well and how to make this process a little more enjoyable. They don’t push you buy something just because it brings income to the service, instead attentive to your needs and very understandable. Thank you Dr. MCKenny and all team for a great care! Sincerely you loyal patient, MD

Anna W. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient at Dr. McKenny’s office for over 7 years. Roughly four years ago I moved from Seattle to Des Moines. With my move, I changed all other physicians and service needs from Seattle to Des Moines, except for my dentist. He and his staff are kind, compassionate, and competent. My husband and I are completely happy with our experiences at this office and have no interest in changing anytime soon!

Susie P. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. McKenny for years now.  I will always go to him!!! I have reffered many of my co-workers to go to him as well. He and his team are friendly and helpful.  I dont floss as much as I should yet i dont get punished ..instead  I am educated on proper brushing and flossing ! I always get a thorough breakdown of what my insurance pays and what i pay so I can budget and plan which is excellent! I highly recommend the team here at Dr. McKenny’s

Kathy Farr (Source: Google)


Dr McKenny’s practice is accommodating, HELPFUL, professional and incredibly friendly! I had an amazing check-up and one of the most thorough cleanings I’ve ever experienced. My son also had amazing service, arriving with several cavities and a broken filling, leaving 2 visits later all taken care of! Bravo to Dr and all staff!!!

Eve S. from Kent, WA (Source: Yelp)


After an unsettling visit with my previous dentist (drilled the wrong teeth), I turned to Yelp to find a new one. DDS McKenny’s office is a 45min-1hr drive but after reading the gleaming reviews, I decided to give them a try. The office was difficult to find (it’s next to Bartell Drugs, hidden in the same building as the Cherry Street Coffee shop). . . mostly because I’m still unfamiliar with Seattle and the parking garages, so get lost easily. Even though I was a few minutes late for my first appointment, the office assistants were still cordial and the genuine air of friendliness in the office put me at ease. The dental rooms are clean and provide a lovely skyline view of Seattle. The woman who cleaned my teeth was amiable, thorough, and left me with a pain-free bright smile. Dr. McKenny answered any questions I had and was kind about my concerns. After experiences with dentists that either gave little explanation or went into a daze of prolix exposition, I was elated by Dr. McKenny’s attentiveness (bedside manner). After my visit, I can finally say that I enjoy my dental checkups! If you’re considering switching dentists or looking for a new one, I highly recommend Dr. McKenny!


At Thomas F. McKenny, DDS, our priority is to deliver quality care to informed patients in a comfortable and convenient setting. I really love being a dentist. It allows me to make people healthy and proud of their smiles. I believe dental treatments can be life-changing. Furthermore, dentistry allows me to do small detailed work. Teeth are amazingly small, but their impact can be felt over the entire body. I make sure that patients are given personalized treatment plans as well as the time and attention to become experts of their own oral care. With me, patients smile often and for life. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Washington State University. I continued on to the University of Washington for my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, graduating in 1995. I then joined the Navy and served as a dentist until 1999. My promise since then has been to provide the best dental care to my patients. The only way to do this is by staying current with the newest materials, techniques, and equipment in the field. Technology is rapidly changing in dentistry, and in order to take advantage of these new benefits, I take numerous continuing education classes, attend conferences and seminars, and am part of many study clubs. I can proudly say that I am Invisalign® certified. I am genuinely interested in the well-being of all our patients. To provide the best service, I keep the practice in tiptop shape. It is efficient and fun yet very professional when it boils down to our dental work. I have an honest and caring approach to treatment. My first goal is to make sure each patient is as comfortable as possible. I understand how difficult this can be for some patients, and I rise to the challenge. I know first-hand how painless dental procedures can be, and I strive to make each of my treatments smooth and easy. Many patients are surprised when it is over because it is so gentle. It is all part of the big plan of providing phenomenal quality oral care and brilliant smiles for life. I grew up in Edmonds, WA, but have resided in Ballard since 1999. It has been a great home for my wife, three children, and me. I enjoy playing soccer, reading, and attending my kids’ many activities, from soccer games to ballet performances. I am very passionate about being involved with my family. I have coached soccer and volunteered at my children’s school. I even found that I like chaperoning them to camps and class trips.